CASA is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy, diverse communities through empowerment, education, and advocacy.
We envision transformed Northwest Iowa communities that welcome, empower, and celebrate people from all cultures.
As a non-profit agency, we are funded by donations from individual, churches, businesses, and civic organizations.
Our Governing Board
CASA, which is a non-profit agency funded by donations from individual, churches, businesses, and civic organizations, is directed by the below board:
President: Judy Hauswald
(712) 441-3825, Sioux Center
Vice President: John Lee
(712) 441-58715, Sioux Center
Treasurer: Bev Dickes
(712) 722-2282, Sioux Center
Advocacy Team Leader: Harold Heie
(712) 737-8676, Orange City
Empowerment Team Leader: Carlos Bahena
(712) 441-0083, Sioux Center
CASA was started in 1998 by Nancy Visser, a retired hospital Social Worker from Sioux Center and Kathy Vaughn, an Americorps volunteer from Orange City.
CASA was started in reponse to the growing number of Hispanic immigrants moving to northwest Iowa and has been responsible for the below listed programs, projects, and events since it began: